Jayhawks savor wine, KU connections

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Alumni News and News

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Jayhawks who share hometown roots in Paola and a love of wine recently toured the California wine country, where they discovered more KU connections.

Paola native Sharon Weaver Vitter and her husband, KU Provost Jeffrey Vitter, gathered family and hometown friends for the journey, which included a stop at the Lang & Reed Wine Company, founded in 1996 by Jayhawks John, f’76, and Tracy Armel Skupny, c’77. The group sampled four Lang & Reed wines on a picture-perfect afternoon, and Becky VanWyhe Thomas, e’86, of Baldwin City shared the souvenir photo. The KU contingent included (left to right):

Jim Otten, assoc., Lawrence
Audrey Vitter, Boston
Don Weaver, e’81, New Orleans
Vickie Otten, assoc., Lawrence
Felicia Weaver, New Orleans
John Thomas, j’83, Baldwin City
Becky Van Wyhe Thomas, e’86, Baldwin City
Provost Jeff Vitter, Lawrence
Sharon Weaver Vitter, p’78, Lawrence
Tracey Armel Skupny, c’77, St. Helena, California
John Weaver, e’79, Goodyear, Arizona
Donna Vitter, Paris, France
Kathy Weaver Steele, p’76, Topeka
Roxane Gonser Weaver, Goodyear, Arizona
Steve Steele, d’76, Topeka
Sarah Thomas, j’79, Leawood

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